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a pharmacist consulting with patientJanuary 23 2018

NICE is consulting on draft guidance on how community pharmacies can promote health and wellbeing among their local population. 


 It sets out five core aspects:

  • Overarching principles of good practice;
  • Awareness raising and providing information;
  • Advice and education;
  • Behavioural support;
  • Referrals and signposting.

It also sets out definitions for a number of terms, as well as high-priority recommendations for practice research.

Explaining its recommendations, the committee which has drawn up the draft guidance, said: “Community pharmacies offer a socially inclusive, easily accessible service for all members of the public and, as such, should be the first place people go for help with a non-urgent health issue. But unless staff are skilled, the services and interventions they offer may not be effective.

“An expert told the committee that community pharmacies could address health inequalities, because they provide a convenient, less formal environment for people who cannot easily access or do not choose to use other health services. The committee agreed that if more people are to use the interventions on offer in pharmacies they need to know what they can expect, regardless of which pharmacy they visit, so a consistent standard of service is important.”

Comments should be submitted to NICE by February 21, and it is expected that the finalised guidelines will be published in August.

Link:
NICE consultation        

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